Dallas Dining Suggestions
Posted 27 January 2010 - 04:53 PM
For BBQ, best bet is if you go to Austin. If so, stop at Louie Muller's in Taylor on the way down, or go south to Lockhart to any of the main places there.
I wish I had some better McKinney recommendations - don't know the area very well.
Posted 27 January 2010 - 06:04 PM
Posted 27 January 2010 - 06:26 PM
For high end Mexican, it may be worth the drive to Ft. Worth to Lanny's Alta Cocina Mexicana. Haven't been there, but it's high on my to-do list.
If you have two or three days, the barbecue trail through the Hill Country is a great thing to do, but this is not a day trip from McKinney. At least not for most of us.
If you firm things up a bit and can give us an idea of how many meals in what price range/type of food/in what geographic area, we can probably be of some additional assistance.
Posted 28 January 2010 - 03:59 PM
Posted 28 January 2010 - 04:06 PM
Posted 30 January 2010 - 02:22 PM
For BBQ, check out the BBQ in DFW area topic. At the very end, I have added a post that links to a new D Magazine article that names 16 top places in the greater DFW area. I haven't had a chance to try any of the places, except one of them. ( a place I had been to well before the list came out)
For Tex-Mex, I still like Mia's and the brisket tacos. They are great. Its not in the McKinney area, but if you are going to venture into Dallas, you should consider it. They are opened for lunch, too.
Jeff Meeker, aka "jsmeeker"
Posted 30 January 2010 - 03:08 PM
Richard thank you for the recommendations, we're honestly only planning on 2-3 meals the entire week we're there, because we'll be staying with family and my girlfriends mom is an awesome cook. Far as type of cuisine goes, I'd like to eat some good mexican food, definitely some great bbq and a good japanese restaurant. Price range roughly no more than $40-$60 per person. Thanks again
Sometimes visitors are not really aware of the distances here. Austin is probably not practical, unless you have 2 - 3 days and you are not trying to get only one meal (barbecue) into the trip. You could pack sandwiches, start at 5 am and get back at 2 am the next day, I guess, but not my idea of fun. You'll need to get out of Austin to find the best stuff.
Check out the post Jeff mentioned above for some barbecue suggestions within a couple of hours drive. I would focus on the top 3 - 5 or so on their list. Not that I have tried them, but I have tried some of those lower down that they recommend...but I can't.
If you do barbecue and good Mexican like Mia's (but not high end), you'll spend so little that you can easily do Tei-An if you stay away from the high-price sake.
Posted 30 January 2010 - 09:39 PM
Posted 01 February 2010 - 04:17 PM
You didn't miss them -- there aren't any, pretty much. For an area of 100k+ high-income people the place is remarkably barren.
I'm really not familiar with good dining options up in the McKinney area, sorry to say.
However, you might be able to try:
Gregory's just moved there last week from Plano. Plano's loss as this chef-driven French/New American bistro serves carefully prepared locally sourced food. Their web site describes them as "permanently closed". This conflicts with the note on the door of the closed Plano location and I don't know the truth of the matter.
For Tex Mex Chitos is in Plano but just a couple of exits down the freeway at Legacy (see map). Unpretentious family-run Mexican with homemade salsa and great huaraches for those who like to eat sandals. BYOB.
Don't waste your time going to Mia's. It's 30+ miles each way for a mediocre place resting on its laurels that Oak Lawn locals won't walk down the street for.
Almost opposite Chito's is Little Szechuan a good Szechuan restaurant. Try the tongue. BYOB but the food is HOT!
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Posted 28 September 2011 - 03:52 PM
American Airlines magazine said it was the best place to get a drink in Dallas, for what that's worth - I can name a few that I prefer, if you're interested.
How long are you here? How many meals out?
Edited to take out unnecessary commentary and edit some poor, poor grammar.
Edited by Rico, 28 September 2011 - 04:08 PM.
Posted 18 November 2011 - 07:57 PM
Do you have any new suggestions for the Plano or Northern suburbs? We are back in town and are always looking for fun new places.
Posted 12 August 2012 - 02:14 PM
Thanks in advance.
Posted 12 August 2012 - 10:09 PM